The Sunday Briefing: Matt Marafioti Prevails in 2nd Chance

Matt Marafioti

It was another busy Sunday on the virtual poker felt this week. PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and partypoker held their usual Sunday Major slate across the globe, and dozens of players walked away with huge bankroll-boosting scores.

The biggest earner on Sunday was Belgium's Miguel "LOL_U_91" Use who took down the PokerStars Sunday Million outright for $207,042. That final table also included Pratyush "Shane Gamble" Buddiga, who finished fourth for $74,866.

Canadian poker pro Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti (pictured) also landed in the winner's circle, taking down the PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance for more than $43,000 after negotiating a heads-up deal. You may recall that we singled him out as a player to watch this summer. Others pocketing big scores at PokerStars on Sunday were Mateusz "KeyserMM" Moolhuizen and Emil "EmilMaTTsson" Mattsson.

Partypoker boosted its big Sunday tournament to a $250,000 guarantee this week as part of the Pokerfest series. UK pro Rick "tHeClaImEr1" Trigg emerged victorious after a heads-up deal, claiming $35,079 for his efforts.

Here's a full look at the results from the Sunday Majors on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and partypoker:


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Sunday Million ($1M Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+156,806$1,361,200

PlacePlayerPrize
1Miguel "LOL_U_91" Use$207,042
2agnik80$153,135
3Pimmss$108,896
4Pratyush "Shane Gamble" Buddiga$74,866
5miltisgr$57,170
6jancsi69$43,558
7luisnrd$29,946
8karakrud$16,334
9belll80$10,549

Notable Finishes: Stefan "I'am_Sound" Huber (26th - $3,185), Kenny "LoneHixx" Hicks (31st - $2,844)


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Sunday Warm-Up ($500K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+153,237$647,400

PlacePlayerPrize
1PhilRoyal888$101,642
2thAzArKK$75,745
3Vodkaa&Bears$53,410
4k-bossss01$37,225
5m0nster1989_$27,514
6Mateusz "KeyserMM" Moolhuizen$21,040
7Guigabraza$14,566
8bestgringo$8,092
9Expekter$5,179

Notable Finishes: Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (18th - $1,942)


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Sunday 500 ($300K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$500+30804$402,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1KKremate$72,360
2SamuelBT$52,260
3nochtm$38,994
4skreemnmimi$29,156
5Steve "Zugwat" Silverman$20,260
6Joao Mathias “joaoMathias” Baumgarten$16,240
7elementx8$12,220
8Andre "aakkari" Akkari$8,241
9joepaget92$5,025

Notable Finishes: Paul "padjes" Berende (13th - $3,417)

Get in on the Sunday Majors action yourself by visiting PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.


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250K Guaranteed Sunday

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,295$250,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Rick "tHeClaImEr1" Trigg$35,079*
2Omfg72pAgain$32,070*
3Taveren$20,325
4swagswagswag$15,325
5Remcovitch$12,600
6INDIGEESTO$10,100
7TPaces$7,600
8flopped6810$5,100
9rodicamoiad$3,800

*Reflects heads-up deal


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$109 Sunday Rebuy ($225K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$100+9964$283,700

PlacePlayerPrize
1jays94$46,000*
2FizzmeiBua$45,493*
310Badboy10$28,370
4flopthegnuts$21,277
5donkno2$14,894
6WatchOutFish$12,057
7TJ "1BigAceHole" Ulmer$9,220
8MON3YSHOT$6,383
9Tommy "TMoney0209" Miller$4,000

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Joe "jcada99" Cada (11th - $2,978), David "davidv1213" Vamplew (12th - $2,978), Mike "Pipedream17" Dietrich (17th - $1,844), Matt "BruceWizayne" Haugen (18th - $1,844)


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Sunday 2nd Chance ($175K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,293$258,600

PlacePlayerPrize
1Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti$43,045*
2a$$ou$35,000*
3severo_ma$24,567
4lookoutdudes$18,360
5konnh4nd$12,930
6Aliquantum$10,344
7Toni Judet$7,758
8IfoolU$5,172
9Jason "jdtjpoker" Wheeler$2,973

*Reflects heads-up deal

Notable Finishes: Bryan "bparis" Paris (11th - $2,456), Stevan "random_chu" Chew (12th - $2,456), Manig "swordfish007" Loeser (18th - $1,422), Christian "eisenhower1" Jeppsson (20th - $1,086), Alex, "Assassinato" Fitzgerald (21st - $1,086), Mads "MadsMP" Pedersen (22nd - $1,086), Robin "robinho" Ylitalo (23rd - $1,086)


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The Sunday Major ($150K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$200+151,040$208,000

PlacePlayerPrize
1Emil "EmilMaTTsson" Mattsson$41,600
2StephCute$27,705
3Baron23$19,760
4BruceWayneRises$14,768
5Beyond_Godl1ke$11,024
6Alex "AD_84" Debus$8,112
7metfan4590$6,032
8fast riffs$4,368
9NastyMinder$3,120

Notable Finishes: Kevin "Wu_Wizard" MacPhee (13th - $1,580), Bruan "bparis" Paris (18th - $1,206)


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Sunday Brawl ($100K Guaranteed)

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$240+15674$134,800

PlacePlayerPrize
1bigt439$27,634
2Hopez$18,872
3TiLT kill My EV$14,167
4Kask123$10,784
51703gsr$7,818
6The face 67$5,526
7Leqenden13$4,044
8IceStream$3,100
9marlin5555$2,291

Notable Finishes: Paul "pvas2" Vas Nunes (21st - $593), Michael "StrungOut1" Wasserman (23rd - $593), Charlie "chaz_man_chaz" Combes (26th - $593), Matt "NoBadBeatsPlz" Kay (27th - $593)

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